The beauty detox has officially begun.
I’ve cleaned out my cabinets and shelves. Offending beauty products are in the basement for safe keeping until next year.
I’m going to start with just the basics, and I plan to have a full, indulgent beauty routine reestablished by the end of the year – sans chemicals. At least I hope so. Because a year of just using soap, baking soda and vinegar makes me really depressed!
The four products I can’t live without
Keep in mind, I’m a product addict so this stripped down routine will not last long … but these are the very basics I need to get going!
- Cleanser – Castile soap is an olive oil based soap about as pure as you can get. I bought a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s rose scented soap which can be used for body, face, hands, hair — just about everything!
- Moisturizer – I’m starting with some grapeseed oil mixed with some essential oils. I’ve been doing this as a nighttime facial oil for awhile, and will just expand it to body use. But making some real body cream is one of my top priorities!
- Deodorant – Fortunately I switched to this crystal deodorant a few months back, so I’ll just continue using that.
- Toothpaste – For lack of anything else, I know I can use baking soda as a tooth powder. Definitely need to improve this one ASAP though, because baking soda is not very tasty.
This feels very back-to-basics to me and not very vintage-beauty-creative-fabulous! I think I’ll last with this routine for a few days, max. I am nervous about it, really. I am however 100% sure that this sparse ‘essentials’ routine will motivate me to make some products, and fast.
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